Salute to Heroes

  • Salute to Heroes event

2013 Nominations are now closed.

On behalf of our entire community, the American Red Cross is honoring hometown heroes for their heroic and extraordinary actions.

Heroes are all around us in Guilford County. Heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Our hometown heroes are:

  • First responders
  • Members of the military
  • Guilford County citizens who have done something extraordinary
  • Outstanding humanitarians (of any age)

With the Salute to Heroes program, the Red Cross will recognize our own Guilford County heroes—people who do extraordinary things every day, people who make Guilford County a better place to live, work, and go to school.

Who's your hero? By nominating him or her for the Salute to Heroes program, citizens across Guilford County will have the opportunity to celebrate and honor the heroic or humanitarian deeds your hero does every day.

The 2013 Salute to Heroes event will be held on March 8, 2013 at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center on the campus of High Point University.

Nomination Criteria and Hero Categories

Candidate must live, work, or attend school in Guilford County.
Candidate must have performed a heroic or humanitarian deed (or deeds)
Candidates who have saved another person’s life or demonstrated extraordinary courage may be nominated in one of these categories:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Emergency Services
  • Fire Services
  • Military
  • Citizen Hero
Candidates who exemplify outstanding humanitarian values as a community, business, or professional leader; work across organizational boundaries; are committed to diversity and inclusiveness; encourage initiative, innovation, collaboration, resourcefulness, and resilience; are completely unselfish; and are an inspiration to others may be nominated in one of these categories:
  • Outstanding Humanitarian (under 30)
  • Outstanding Humanitarian (30 and older)

Nomination Process

  • Nominations must include the following (in 500 words or less):
  • Tell us why the individual is a hero;
  • Explain why you are nominating the individual for the specific category;
  • Describe the individual’s most significant contribution and/or achievement;
  • Describe the impact that contribution or achievement has had on the community; and
  • Provide other insights that underscore the individual’s achievement.


Award decisions are based upon the information provided in the nomination form, so we encourage as many details as possible. Nominations are reviewed by the Salute to Heroes Selection Committee. The Committee may select more than one award recipient (or no recipients) in any category. The Committee’s decisions are final.